Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 19
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Jules Works as advertised
We actually ordered this product twice. The first rain barrel we picked up at the store was warped and the lid would just not stay on so we returned it and re-ordered. The second one we ordered worked just as advertised. It took probably 30 minutes to install it. I'd recommend following the Fiskars video for excellent directions on how to install it, and I wouldn't depend on the brochure that comes with the rain barrel for the installation. It's all just pictures. Little to no words. Very odd.
Our rain barrel has been installed for about a week now and has filled to the top already once and water diverted perfectly down the downspout once the barrel filled. I can't say that I noticed any bulging of the barrel when it was full as others have noted. But I do agree that the spigot that comes with the rain barrel is very cheaply made. Ours hasn't broken YET, but we're being very careful with it. I expect we'll be buying a metal one eventually to replace the plastic one it came with. Overall, it's an excellent product..I gave it "good" only because it is quite expensive for basically a large plastic trash can with a diverter and the fact that the spigot is nowhere near the quality you'd expect it to be. Otherwise, it gets a huge thumbs up!!!
May 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Joachim Does the job, but cheap faucet leaks
Fiskars should provide faucets that actually work for a product with this price. Cheap plastic faucet leaks.
May 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by DonP Not Sure If I Would Recommend This
The rain barrel is good except for a weak area in the barrel at the faucet attachment allowing the barrel to flex & permit water to leak past the faucet when you put pressure on it to open the valve. Also, after a week the faucet cracked at the threads where the faucet interfaces with the barrel body. It allowed all the water to leak out. What a mess. Purchased a brass garden hose to pipe thread connector and brass faucet ($11). We'll see if it works. I'm not sure I would recommend it.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by puzzlelady Great if you have a well!
Not having rain for a while concerned me...but now I have no worries. This rain barrel is really great. It has been completely full once since I got it. It does bulge a little just like the paperwork states. The only problem I had with installation was that I had to cut out more of the downspout than what the directions said. Other than that it was pretty simple if you're mechanically capable. I did a lot of research and this is the best for the money that I found. I trust the Fiskars brand too. I would like to get another as soon as my budget allows since I put in a large flower bed this year. If you want to keep some things that wind up in your gutter/downspout from getting into the barrel, I suggest that you put pantyhose over the tube where the water goes into the barrel.
July 27, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Fitz Rain
Spice Granite 58 gal. Salsa Rainwater Harvesting System is very nice looking in our back yard.
My husband and had it set up in a matter of minutes. Hasn't rained here in Sugar Land Texas so not sure how good it works yet. So far so good.
June 17, 2014